Cricket world shocked at 'Spin King' Warner's demise

Sports lovers and cricketers across the globe were shocked to hear that former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne died on Friday. Fox Sports said that Warne's management had released a brief statement that he passed away in Thailand of a suspected heart attack.

'Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,' the statement said. Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, 'Shocked, stunned & miserable…Will miss you Warnie. There was never a dull moment with you around, on or off the field. Will always treasure our on field duels & off field banter.

You always had a special place for India & Indians had a special place for you. Gone too young'. Former great ViV Richards wrote, 'Unbelievable. I am shocked to the core. This can't be true...Rest In Peace, @ShaneWarne. There are no words to describe what I feel right now. A huge loss for cricket.'

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist and others mourned the demise of Australian spinner Shane Warne on Friday.  The iconic spinner passed away in Thailand of a suspected heart attack, his management company said in a statement to Fox Sports.